Nguyen Khanh

Nguyen Khanh

Nguyễn Khánh (born 8 November 1927) is a former general in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam who variously served as Head of State and Prime minister of South Vietnam while at the head of a military junta from January 1964 until February 1965. He was involved in or against many coup attempts, failed and successful, from 1960 until his defeat and exile from South Vietnam in 1965. Since 2005, he has been the Chief of State of the Government of Free Vietnam, an American-based overseas Vietnamese anti-communist organization that seeks to politically overthrow the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

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... whose privileges were rolled back post-Diem, accused the regime of General Nguyen Khanh of persecuting them on behalf of the Buddhists ... the Catholic Generals Lam Van Phat and Duong Van Duc tried to overthrow Khanh after he had removed them under Buddhist pressure ... Phat’s second attempt also failed, and the pair went on the run, but the inability of Khanh to secure a decisive victory forced him into exile ...